Alfred Clifford Thomas|
Alfred Clifford Thomas went to be with the Lord on August 23, 2012. He was 81.
Born in 1931 in Little Chicago, Al joined the Air Force upon graduation from high school, and was stationed at McChord AFB. Brilliant and self-motivated, he went on to earn his Masters in Aeronautical Engineering at the UW, and participated in the development of Space Technology at Boeing. Later in life, Al undertook a second career in Investment and Wealth Management. As a financial advisor, he regarded his clients as friends and strived to do his best for them. Spirited and gregarious, Al and Margie, his beloved wife of almost 60 years, spent time with friends and family dancing, traveling, and outdoors on the waters of Washington state, whenever possible. Many a camping excursion is remembered fondly by those who knew and loved him.
Al is survived by his wife Margaret; and his adult children: Karen (Robert) Hendricks of Santa Cruz, CA; David Thomas of Santa Cruz, CA; Mark (Alison) Thomas of Kirkland; and Cliff (Robin) Thomas of Sammamish. He is also survived by seven grandchildren.
Family and friends will remember and celebrate his life at 2:00 in the afternoon, on Sunday, July 21, 2013, the anniversary of his birth.
The memorial will be at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bellevue.
Published in The Seattle Times from July 18 to July 19, 2013